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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 16, 2010 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Dwight Yoakam comments

From today's MOnterey Herald - he's in town to perform at the Salinas Rodeo:

While his image to the uninitiated speaks to a more classic cowboy background, Yoakam dispels that myth quickly in our conversation.

He delved deeply into the California connections to the country-rock genre strongly associated with the rise of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers in the late '60s explosion of roots music and rock crossover.

"Without Chris Hillman you don't have the opportunity for Gram Parsons," Yoakam said. "The Burritos never had commercial success at all. What they did was they served as an almost mythological kind of mirage. You could see them on the horizon to walk toward. And without Chris Hillman in The Byrds there wouldn't have been a 'Sweethearts of the Rodeo' album. Roger McGuinn was more a folkie, and he didn't really care for traditional country music. It's Chris that brings in Clarence White playing the B Bender guitar. He gave Gram a platform to make his mark."

Yoakam explained that his short college career was focused on history, an interest plainly evident as he continued to describe the foundations of his music through a chronology of country music based out of California.

"So Buck was the godfather and then Merle, and Chris Hillman for me," he said. "And I have to give kudos to the guy that allowed me to feel like I could speak to my peers through a contemporary form of country music, John Fogerty. He was up in Northern California. Everything that he loved about California country music culture, he reinvented it for the world with Creedence Clearwater Revival. He captured the imagination of millions of listeners and musicians."

And as we explored the spread of country roots music in California, we turned to San Francisco and the Grateful Dead's dual interests in rock and country styles.

"In my opinion, there has never been a more purely beautiful pedal steel part ever played embodying the innocence and purity of everything that's ever been good about country music as it was in the beginning section of Crosby, Stills and Nash's anthem 'Teach Your Children,' with Jerry Garcia playing that beautiful pedal steel," he said.

http://www.montereyherald.com/entertainment/ci_15521554?nclick_check=1

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jul 16, 2010 3:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dwight Yoakam comments

Nice article. Not surprising seeing that Dwight performed Truckin on the Deadicated album and it is now a staple in his shows. There was a booklet that came with that album that had testimonials from the various artists. I don't recall Yoakam's quotes, but I do remember that Elvis Costello talked about being a big fan and DR John saying he met them once and stayed at their house in SF and that they were "Stand-up guys."

Here's a link to an free audio stream of Dwight performing Truckin, it's the third track down.

http://www.myspace.com/caesarvee/music/playlists/dwight-yoakum-441943

Dr John w/ Deal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN_8yVBSkIk

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2010-07-16 22:39:47

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 16, 2010 4:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Declan McManus

http://bbchron.blogspot.com/2010/02/elvis-costello-1989-04-24-mill-valley.html

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 16, 2010 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Declan McManus / Diana Krall

What has he done to my Diana ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqGuFfeAdgw

I love the guitar solo by Anthony Wilson
Is there a better team in the pocket recently , then John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton ?

This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2010-07-17 02:44:19

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Poster: roughyed Date: Jul 16, 2010 9:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Declan McManus / Diana Krall

Try "Montreux Alexander" - 1976 Monty Alexander with Hamilton and Clayton.

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Poster: jerrys beard Date: Jul 18, 2010 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Declan McManus / Diana Krall

Monty also did a real nice album "Goin' Yard" with a few Marley covers...'Could you be loved" and "Exodus" really jump up and grab you.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 17, 2010 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: John Clayton & Jeff Hamilton

Very nice , r'yed. ,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de9aSShl0CM&;feature=related

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 16, 2010 10:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dwight Yoakam comments

coming full circle with Dwight keeping it real! He brought back Country music back to honky tonk twang and away from the horrible pop it had become. Of course it's gone right back but still.

and he's a damn good actor too

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Poster: jerrys beard Date: Jul 18, 2010 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dwight Yoakam comments

"Guitars, Cadillacs..." was a fine album and really got me to explore the country genre more than I thought I ever would. Fine musician...